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Palacio de los Capitanes Generales

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This grand palace, parts of which are still in various stages of restoration, is home to several government offices.
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Calle Poniente 5, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Anchoring one side of the Plaza, this historic structure is very lovely, While we were there a crafts fair was set-up in front and a parade was held around the plaza with bands, drummers and various dignitaries all with loud fireworks. Just fantastic.

Thank John J
Reviewed 30 May 2018

this was an interesting building on the outside to see and take pictures. I didn't get inside the place. There are some good restaurants close by

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I do not believe that tours to see inside are available not not. If they are I´d go. It is a piece of history so get a photo and move on. There is a lot to see and do in Antigua.

Thank Chapingros
Reviewed 15 May 2018

they must point out or paint the parking areas. They charged me Q 250 for parking with flashing lights and they tried to bribe me and the cops that should not be done with the visitors. The line was not well marked and was for...More

Thank KARLA PAOLA N
Reviewed 14 May 2018

A very long, elegant building with numerous arches built in 1558 that was Antigua's government center until 1773. It occupies one entire side of the central plaza, so you can't miss it. Those who enjoy admiring historic architecture will be most impressed.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The Spanish architecture in this little town is so beautiful to look at. I could sit in the plaza and look at multiple buildings that were different, but beautiful. This was once that was very well maintained.

Thank Palletts2013
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We came across this when we visited the Central Park on our walking tour. Busy place bustling with people selling their wares in the arches. Great old architecture in a modern city. Glad to have seen it during our walking tour with Erwin our guide.

Thank George B
Reviewed 20 February 2018

This building is on one side of the central plaza. The street is normally roped off so it is easy to walk through and photograph. You will be here anyway if in Antigua, great shots with lights on at night or standing on the street...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The palacio borders Central park and is one quadrant of the square. It is a beautiful piece of architecture and it is illuminated at night. A great place for photography; locals, vendors, tourists and always something going on in this busy part of town.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Large building, worth to stop for a little bit,get a coffee or refreshment.To give fair review- It is nice to sit down and watch what is happening in the park. Again,nearby park is a vibrant place, lots of selling, tourists souvenirs and people approaching you...More

Thank Mishka B
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